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The Grand Canal

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: December 17, 2020
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The Jining section of the Grand Canal [Photo/jining.gov.cn]

Jining Grand Canal is a part of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows about 230 kilometers through Jining. It connects the urban area of the city, Nanyang ancient town, Weishan island, Nanwang Temple, and Wenshang Buddhist tourist site. It is a cultural heritage item with rich cultural connotations and tourism resources.

Jining is the hub regulating the great arteries between the north and the south of China. The South-North Water Diversion is the most advanced and well-known water conservancy project along the canal. It is also called the northern "Dujiangyan", a miracle in the history of world water conservancy.

The highest administrations of the Grand Canal was established in Jining in the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Jining is well known as a metropolis along the Grand Canal.

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Yunhe Bridge in Jining [Photo by Li Hui]